Croatian Wine sales commence in North of England
Pacta Connect is delighted to announce that wines from Moreno Coronica, Bruno Trapan and Franco Cattunar, all top Istrian wine producers, have been chosen to go on sale next week in the north of England, following our successful presentation of Croatian wine last weekend.
Time Out Croatia 2011 votes for best Croatian Wine!
Time Out Croatia for Visitors 2011
Pacta Connect is proud to announce that they represent the first 4 out of the top 5 "Top Tipples" in Croatia according to Time Out's annual 2011 guide, published this month! These are:
Number (1) Gran Teran 2007 (ATC / Moreno Coronica);
Number (2) Super Istrian 2006 (Roxanich);
Number (3) Sveti Jacov 2009 (Giorgio Clai);
Number (4) Muškat Bijeli Momjanski 2008 (Cattunar).
Praise was also given to Cossetto's Mozaik 2008, Radovan's Malvazija 2009 and Roxanich's 2006 'Teran Re'.
All of these wines are available exclusively from Pacta Connect in the UK and Ireland, either direct or at selected wine merchants.
Cossetto Cabernet Sauvignon Wine of the Week
Wine of the week on www.redwine.co.uk was chosen by Denise Medrano, "The Wine Sleuth" - a bottle of Cossetto Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 from Istria. Read her review here: http://www.redwine.co.uk/general/cossetto-cabernet-sauvignon-2008/
How To Spend It - The Haute Seat - Rovinj, Istria
The Financial Times
Tom Harrow's "How to Spend it" article sees him enjoying a stay at the Monte Mulino Hotel in Rovinj, where he was "rendered speechless by Croatia's most compelling wines." Five of our great winemakers are in his line-up - Degrassi, Trapan, Peršurić (Misal), Radovan and Roxanich. Read on: http://www.howtospendit.com/#!/articles/4953-the-haute-seat-rovinj
Clai hits Hibiscus!
Congratulations to Giorgio and Vesna Clai on 2 counts this week. Firstly, they have gained a son-in-law after daughter Martina married at the weekend in Grožnjan. Secondly, their wines have been chosen to appear on the wine list of two Michelin-starred chef Claude Bosi's Hibiscus Restaurant. What a great week for the Clai family!
Windsor is next to wow with Croatian wine!
After a successful Windsor Wine Fair on 11 November 2012, and many lovely meetings with Clive from Eton Vintners over the Summer, Eton Vintners is now to stock wines from our portfolio - Malvazija and Teran from Piquentum are kicking off. Watch this space for news of our tasting event to be held at Eton Vintners early in 2013. You never know... you may see Prince Harry dropping in from the Castle for a bottle, desperate to revisit happy memories of his summer holidays in Croatia!
A link to Tamlyn Currin's Reviews Of Our Wines
Jancis Robinson Purple Pages
Tamlyn Currin visited Istria with us in March and produced a mindblowingly detailed and wonderful account of her Croatian stay for Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages in August and September 2012. The 1st one can be found here: http://www.jancisrobinson.com/articles/a20120818.html - you do need to subscribe to Jancis's Purple Pages to read on, but it's worth it! Tasting Notes on all our wines are superb, and give a terrific insight into the work that is put into creating them by our gorgeous artisan producers. And thanks to Jancis for lending us the exquisite Tamlyn who made us laugh and made us happy.